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Royal Bank of Scotland offering mortgages on-line

Royal Bank of Scotland has launched online mortgages by providing an agreement in principle service on its website at

It says this allows customers to go house hunting with the confidence of knowing how much the bank is willing to lend them and people wishing to switch from other lenders can use the service.

The site also includes a mortgage product finder, calculator and house clinic with tips on moving house.


BSA eagerly awaits Davies&#39 successor

On the early departure of Howard Davies next September from his role as chairman of the FSA, Building Societies Association director general Adrian Coles says:“Davies did a very good job in bringing together nine regulators. The identity of his successor will be a crucial factor in the development of financial services in the next five […]

Child&#39s play for Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford has designed the Baillie Gifford children&#39s savings plan, which provides access to its range of six investment trusts.The money invested may be used to fund, for example, school and university fees, weddings, buying a car or a home. Investors can choose from the Scottish Mortgage and trust, Monks investment trust, Mid Wynd international […]

New £1.4m lifetime tax threshold for all pensions

The Government is to impose a lifetime limit of £1.4m on pensions savings. According to proposals in today&#39s pensions Green Paper, there will also be an annual savings limit of £200,000.As part of the new unified pensions regime, any amount saved in excess of these limits would become subject to tax though the tax privilege […]

Pensions admin company MNPA appoints new board members

Pensions administration provider MNPA, a subsidiary of Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund, has appointed two non-executive directors, John Finan and John Edler as non-executive directors. MNPA says Finan has had a long career in financial services and from 1992 he was chairman and chief executive of Winterthur Life UK. Edler joins MNPA from Hays Commercial […]

Neptune Global Income: Is Japan the best dividend market in the world?

By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune The Neptune Global Income Fund seeks exposure to the very best – and often overlooked – income opportunities from across the world. Unconstrained by benchmarks, the fund currently has 24 per cent invested in Japan, differentiating the high conviction portfolio from many of its peers. Watch Neptune Fund […]


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